Eruption of Barujari Volcano

Due to the last eruption occurred on 31st Oct 2015, Mount Rinjani on the world stage again. The beauty of Mount Rinjani is finally beginning to be recognized in the global arena as a candidate for Global Geo park status.

Mount Rinjani, which folklore says was controlled by the beautiful Princess Dewi Anjani, has been officially recognized as national park and is now in competition with a number of national parks around the world.

1257 – The Rinjani caldera forming eruption is thought to have occurred in the 13th century

Based on the writer Siegfried, Tom (2012) of “Mystery Volcano’s Name Revealed Despite Gag Order” this eruption are “the most powerful volcanic blast since humans learned to write.”

September 10 and 12, 1847 : The first historical eruption occurred

1994 and 1995 – The eruption have presented at Gunung Baru (or ‘New Mountain’). This cone has since been renamed Gunung Barujari (or ‘Gunung Baru Jari’ in Indonesian).

3 November 1994 – Lahars or volcanic mudflow from the summit area of Rinjani volcano traveled down the Kokok Jenggak River killing thirty people from the village of Aikmel who were caught by surprise when collecting water from the river in the path of the flow.

May 2010 – Rinjani erupted three times, May 22, 2010 with activity continuing until early on May 23. It was placed in the standby status by Center for Volcanology & Geological Hazard Mitigation, Indonesia with a recommendation that there be no activity within a radius of 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) from the eruption at Gunung Barujari.

27 April 2009 : Gunung Barujari became active, with activity continuing through to May 2009. The mountain was closed at that time as the eruptions intensified with plumes of smoke and ash as high as 8,000 m (26,000 ft)

31 Oct 2015 (my birthday haha) – Mount Rinjani started erupting again. Volcano ash eruption that led up to the Bali and Java.

But, aside all the things of the volcano , this place is indeed very beautiful. Below are the breath taking picture for the mountain.

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Zue 🙂

 

 

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